Le Dinner Debonair showed off MJF and Chris Jericho’s range as actors on AEW Dynamite. Pro wrestling fans aren’t really used to seeing musical theater, and it was a very real event. It almost happened as a dream.
During AEW Unrestricted, Tony Khan revealed that Chris Jericho initially pitched that Le Dinner Debonair should be a dream sequence. That would have brought a real-life Town Hall follow-up. They decided to go a different way with things.
“Chris comes up a lot of ideas and I think almost every idea Chris has is great and that idea, I thought, was great. I still think that idea to get buzz on this match and build a story and brought in a ton of attention, and the follow up with Town Hall, which was more of a conventional wrestling segment, did incredibly well. What you see, a lot of it, was Chris’ own ideas. He has ideas for other people as well, he is a phenomenal wrestling genius. He came in and pitched — the one thing that I took exception was, he pitched a dream sequence and it would be a dream sequence where they would start singing. I was like, ‘No, we’re not doing that.’ I do love that idea of them singing.”
Jericho and MJF didn’t hold anything back in the musical segment on Dynamite. It also counted more like a Blues Brothers’ moment where a song and dance routine broke out in the middle of reality, rather than something that took place in the confines of one man’s mind.
MJF said that he has more musical projects on the way. We’ll have to see if any of them include a dream sequence.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote